Neighborhood Watch Program Meetings
Next Meeting: April 11, 2023 at 6:00 pm at the Swissvale Volunteer Fire Department.
The Police Department and the Police Committee are working with residents to restart neighborhood watch programs (NWP). NWPs are based on the principle that neighbors working together are the best deterrent of crime. NWPs organize and extend what residents are already doing.
We tend to know and watch out for our closest neighbors. Organizing watch programs makes this attitude of watchfulness more systematic, and provides a block map or contact list with neighbors’ names, telephone numbers and emails that can be used in case of an emergency.
The program requires:
- A commitment to show concern for your neighbor’s property and well-being as well as your own.
- A commitment to report criminal activity and take action by alerting your neighbors and calling 9-1-1.
At the meeting, members of the SPD will discuss area crime trends, prevention measures, and proactive steps to positively impact public safety.